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Justin Sanders, section head of the Molecular Diagnostics Lab at the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at OSU
Microbiology

Microbiology alum helps produce critical COVID-19 test component for Oregon hospitals

When Samaritan Health Services asked Oregon State University last week if there was anything the university could do to help, researches in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine realized there was something they could do. 

Joaquin Rodriguez
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Finding clarity and calm during a global pandemic

Joaquin Rodriguez, a biochemistry and biophysics senior doing research on viruses, explains why the coronavirus has a high rate of transmission.

Mikayla Pivec standing in outdoor plaza, wearing a USA basketball jersey
Graduate students

Basketball star broadens her reach

After a sudden and disappointing end to a phenomenal season, award-winning point guard Mikayla Pivec has left a legacy at Oregon State that will be remembered long after she graduates.

Mathematics graduate student Ruby (Ali) Chick
Graduate students

Mathematics graduate student explores marine systems through an interdisciplinary lens

Mathematics graduate student Ruby Chick pursues interdisciplinary research on microplastics through the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program at Oregon State University.

Sally Hacker and a graduate student study beach grasses along the Pacific Northwest coast
Faculty and Staff

Can a new super beach grass save our coastal dunes?

Integrative Biology Professor Sally Hacker is one of five Oregon Sea Grant omnibus funding recipients. She will study a new hybrid super beachgrass along coastal dunes in the Pacific Northwest.

Bull Kelp floating on ocean surface
Integrative Biology

Satellite data boosts understanding of climate change’s effects on kelp

Tapping into 35 years of satellite imagery, researchers at Oregon State University have dramatically enlarged the database regarding how climate change is affecting kelps, near-shore seaweeds that provide food and shelter for fish and protect coastlines from wave damage.

Lori Kayes talking to class from white board
Diversity in Science

Inclusive excellence grant leads to research advances on breaking barriers in STEM courses

Thanks to a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative, faculty have been working toward breaking down barriers some students face when pursuing a STEM education.

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Statistics

International Bayesian statistics and data science conference comes to Oregon

The four-day data science conference, August 11-14, 2020, will include two days of tutorials followed by talks, posters, open discussions and statistical modeling.

Warren Washington pictured with his wife Mary in front of the Valley Library
Diversity in Science

Climate science pioneer extends legacy with scholarship gift

Nationally known climate scientist and Oregon State University alumnus Warren Washington and his wife, Mary, have established OSU’s largest endowed scholarship fund for students engaged in climate studies.

A Chinook Salmon swimming in white water
Microbiology

Unique non-oxygen breathing animal discovered

Oregon State microbiologists have made a stunning discovery. The researchers have discovered the first animal that doesn't need oxygen to live. Their unexpected finding changes one of science's assumptions about the animal world.

Kim Halsey with graduate student taking samples from a river
Research

New grants to advance science that benefits humankind

How are devastating plant diseases are spread? Is there a better way to predict HIV prevalence in a city? How can we detect toxic algae blooms before they occur? And which of the thousands of metal-organic frameworks can be used for storing and separating gases, like CO2 from industrial plants? Four faculty members received College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS-II) awards this February to pursue answers to these questions over the course of the next year.

Bo Sun working in physics lab with student
Faculty and Staff

Scientists garner innovation awards for cancer and materials research

The Science Research and Innovation Seed awards were given to four multidisciplinary research teams working on cancer diagnostics and materials science.